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Proband Featured in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News Article

With the rapid increase of genetic testing and wider availability of whole genome sequencing, medical pedigrees have expanded to capture families’ genetic mutations. Pedigrees now capture positive results for mutations that may potentially render the individual susceptible to cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other diseases.

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CBMi is Now DBHi

The Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMi) is now The Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHi) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Please be patient with us as we update this site and other communications.

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CHOP's Dr. Alexander Fiks Presents Use of Clinical Decision Support to Improve Medication Management

CHOP's Dr. Alexander Fiks presents "Use of Clinical Decision Support to Improve Medication Management."

The video is available here..

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Congratulations to 2014 Post-Bac Health Informatics Certificate Grads

Congratulations to the 2014 graduating class for Temple's Post-Bac Healthcare Informatics Certificate. 

Earn Your Temple Post-Bac Health Informatics Certificate. There are still some open spots. Classes will take place on the CHOP campus. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more info.

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Clinical Decision Support Tool Improves Preemie RSV Vaccine Administration

The Guidelines Into Decision Support (GLIDES) is one of two projects funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to demonstrate best practices for developing localized CDS tools from evidence-based care guidelines. This video tells the story of how a team at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia used GLIDES tools to create a CDS module that improved the administration of the RSV vaccine for children who were born prematurely. See the video.

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Useful Personal Health Records: Designing for Accessibility and Innovation

People with disabilities can live a full life, but the key is achieving and maintaining health and wellness. The U.S. Surgeon General’s “call to action” report, published in 2005, illustrates this vital connection, yet presents significant health disparities for people with disabilities including access to care, risk factors, and outcomes. Read the article in User Experience by CBMi's Lead Human Computer Interaction Specialist Dean Karavite here..

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Are Researchers Ready to Use Patient Health Records?

There’s a groundswell of opinion throughout health care that to improve outcomes, we need to share clinical data from patients’ health records with researchers who are working on cures or just better population health measures. One recommendation in the much-studied JASON report–an object of scrutiny at the Office of the National Coordinator and throughout the field of health IT–called on the ONC to convene a conference of biomedical researchers. Read the O'Reilly article in EMR and EHR including an interview with CBMi's Byron Ruth here..

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Pros and Cons of Clinical Decision Support in the Cloud

David Raths, editor for Healthcare Informatics recaps the session Clinical Decision Support - At Home and In The Cloud from the 7th Annual Healthcare Informatics Symposium."

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Proband Pedigree Drawing iPad App from CHOP’s Center for Biomedical Informatics Debuts

Using the new Proband iPad® app, genetic counselors, clinical genetics specialists and others can quickly create even the most complex family pedigrees simply and easily screen with a few finger taps, during a face-to-face encounter with an individual and his or her family.

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CBMi Featured: Starting with Children’s Hospital, DreamIt Ventures Brings Tech Accelerator Concept to Companies.

It’s a bit surreal to go to a science fair at a hospital. But the group of health IT companies from DreamIt Venture’s accelerator coupled with demonstrations of technology from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania helped set the scene for a new initiative by DreamIt that’s starting at CHOP. The program is designed to help companies and institutions develop enterprise software and commercially viable companies.

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